New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Facing the odd challenges in their lives, the visually impaired persons turned up as navigators in a car rally organized here on Sunday.
These visually impaired persons took part under the banner of Saksham Disability, a voluntary forum in the Delhi Dash 2011 organized by Cougair in which 40 cars took part.
The rally was more of a treasure hunt, as the visually impaired participants were given clues written in Braille.
After deciphering the clues, the participants had to reach a particular spot, called a checkpoint that carried scores. The team with highest score was declared as the winner.
Ashish Gupta, one of the organisers of the Delhi Dash 2011, said everyone is a motor enthusiast and the idea of including visually impaired was to give them an experience of thrill and also to give them a platform to interact with the mainstream society.
"Well, first of all the whole concept, you know these guys are all visually-impaired and they are going to be navigating. So, it is very different from a regular motoring event and secondly, the big challenge is to integrate them into main society," said Gupta.
"So, that's the biggest sort of outcome of this, one blind person, one able driver, that's the main theme," he added.
On their part, the visually impaired participants said it was an exciting experience for them.
"Got to know that, we will get to enjoy and will also get to discover the unknown roots of Delhi," said Meera, a visually impaired participant.
Another participant Aanchal termed the event as noble and said it was special to have such specially abled by their side.
"We got our strategies, we keep them hidden and we will try to win," she said.
The Delhi Dash 2011 is an initiative of Cougar Motor sport. They have been organising rallies on different levels every year. (ANI)